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Table 5 Odds ratio (95% CI), awareness of associations between nutrition and health across the life course male compared to female responses

From: Adolescents as agents of healthful change through scientific literacy development: A school-university partnership program in New Zealand

Statement Time OR (male cf. female) 95% CI χ2(1) p
12.The food a woman eats when she is pregnant affects the health of her baby T0 0.6 0.4–1.4 2.908 .088
T2 0.7 0.4–1.3 1.421 .699
T4 0.6 0.4–1.1 2.421 .629
13. The food a woman eats when she is pregnant affects the health of her baby when it is grown up T0 2.2 1.3–3.8 8.834 .003*
T2 1.3 0.8–2.3 1.139 .286
T4 2.2 1.3–3.8 8.417 .004*
14. The food a father eats will affect the health of his children when they are babies T0 3.0 1.8–5.2 16.865 < .001*
T2 2.2 1.3–3.7 8.626 .003*
T4 2.9 1.7–4.9 14.907 < .001*
15. The food a father eats will affect the health of his children when they grow up T0 2.6 1.6–4.5 12.988 < .001*
T2 1.8 1.1–3.1 5.174 .023*
T4 2.7 1.6–4.7 13.797 < .001*
16. It is important for me to eat healthy food now T0 0.5 0.3–0.8 6.463 .011*
T2 0.9 0.5–1.7 0.061 .805
T4 0.5 0.3–0.9 4.699 .030*
17. The food I eat now will affect my health in the future T0 0.8 0.4–1.3 0.924 .337
T2 0.7 0.4–1.2 1.835 .176
T4 1.1 0.6–1.9 0.061 .805
18. The food I eat now will affect my health of any children I have in the future T0 2.1 1.2–3.5 7.550 .006*
T2 1.4 0.8–2.2 1.517 .218
T4 1.8 1.1–3.1 5.091 .024*
  1. The effect of gender on responses was measured using ordinal logistic regression with proportional odds
  2. T0 pre-intervention, T2 6–12 weeks post-intervention, T4 12 months post-intervention
  3. *Significant (α = 0.05)